FAIRFIELD — A Vacaville man with 10 convictions for driving under the influence was sentenced Thursday in Solano County Superior Court to a maximum five-year prison sentence for drunken driving.
Steven Mark Henson, 54, spoke in court before his sentencing and said he’s been drinking since he was 9, that both his parents were alcoholics and he’s sorry for what he did.
“Now I’m looking at prison again,” he said.
Henson was arrested Jan. 19 in Vacaville on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Melanie Collins, deputy public defender, argued against the five-year prison term while Rashaan Jones, deputy district attorney, noted the defendant’s three prior prison terms and said five years is appropriate.
Judge Donna Stashyn told Henson he’s performed poorly on probation and imposed the sentence.
“I do believe you are remorseful,” the judge said. “I don’t doubt your words.”
But Stashyn said of granting probation that, “I don’t believe the risk is worth it for the community.”
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